The Taliban fired in the air today to disperse a demonstration in Kabul against the Islamist movement’s violent attempt to occupy Pansir province and Pakistan’s interference in its internal affairs Afghanistan.
About 70 Afghans, mostly women, had gathered in front of the Pakistani embassy in Kabul holding banners and shouting slogans against Islamabad, which is considered a close ally of the Taliban.
According to leaked videos, the crowd quickly dispersed when the Taliban growing on the spot started firing into the air.
“Afghans want their country to be free (…) We are tired. “We are tired of seeing Pakistan bombing Pansir, we are tired of waiting at the airport,” said one of the protesters, Sarah Fahim, from Kapisa province near Pansir.
“How long will this last? When will our voices be heard? “Why is the international community silent when it sees so many people being killed?” He asked.
Many small demonstrations have taken place in Afghanistan since the Taliban seized power in a lightning operation in cities such as Kabul, Mazar-i-Sharif and Herat.
These mobilizations were mainly attended by women who demand not to be excluded from public space, as had happened during the first Taliban government (1996-2001).